This painter and printmaker from Springfield, Kentucky, was trained in the United Kingdom and later studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Carnegie Institute and the Maryland Art Institute.
In 1926, Celia Gregor Reid moved to Saint Augustine, Florida, and became one of the leading members of the art colony. Beginning in 1935, Reid contributed her artistic talents to the production of the Saint Augustine street festivals.
This particular print commemorates the Aviles Street Festival held March 19-20, 1948. The theme of the festival was a “Day in Spain.” Reid served as the chairman of festival design and decoration. In creating this blockprint, Reid placed the emphasis on surface design and patterns. The effect is a strong contrast of black and white. Reid offered this print to artist Tod Lindenmuth as a souvenir of the event. The Lindenmuths later donated “Fiesta” to the Saint Augustine Art Association to add to its permanent collection.
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